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Summertime backyard barbecue cookout.

May 25, 2015

4 tips to surviving the family BBQ

By: Leanne Ely   So, you’ve adopted a new lifestyle and you feel amazing. And now you get the big invite to the family BBQ/potluck/party/etc and you know what that means! You start fretting over what you’ll be able to eat and what people will have to say about you avoiding the hotdogs, “salads” and… Read more

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May 18, 2015

Are you getting enough protein?

By: Leanne Ely   It probably comes as no surprise that protein is an essential nutrient. Proteins are required for giving strength and structure to your body’s tissues and cells. We need protein to control biochemical reactions and to help the immune system run smoothly. Protein regulates the body’s metabolism, and they are also responsible… Read more

Paleo foods

May 11, 2015

How to adopt the attitude of “eat to live”

By: Leanne Ely   I often hear people talk about what they’re going to miss if they have to give up the grains in their diet. “I’ll miss my toast!” or “I’m going to miss my sandwiches for lunch.” Instead of focusing what you can’t have, I encourage you to focus on what you CAN… Read more

Paleo-healthy foods

May 4, 2015

5 Wellness Steps to Practice Daily

By: Leanne Ely   “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” Hippocrates was a Greek physician thought to be one of the greatest of his time. He saw the connection between what we eat and don’t eat as having a profound effect on our overall health. Pretty timely and very consistent… Read more

Two halves of coconut, avocado on a rug.

April 20, 2015

9 Reasons Fat is Good for You

By: Leanne Ely   Sometimes in life we must end relationships that are unhealthy for us. Unfortunately, for a number of years, mainstream “nutritional” information has had us avoiding fat like the plague. We’ve heard that saturated fat will make us gain weight, clog our arteries and give us heart disease. This information has misled… Read more

Freezer burn

April 13, 2015

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn

By: Leanne Ely   Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend… Read more

Pot roast

March 2, 2015

Beloved beefy comfort foods

By: Leanne Ely   Because the weather is still cold, kitchens across North America (at least in the northern part of the continent!) are staying heated up with warm, comforting and familiar dishes. For me, nothing quite fits the comfort food bill like beef. Beef is full of protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium.… Read more

Butcher Cutting Meat On Bandsaw

February 23, 2015

How to find a great local butcher

By: Leanne Ely   There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart Super Center. (I don’t recommend buying your meat from Wal-Mart because… Read more

Fresh Raw Meat

February 16, 2015

Keep your cool with these meat storage tips

By: Leanne Ely   I got some great feedback on a post I shared recently about how to maximize the life of your produce by learning where to store it in the fridge. So, I thought it would be a great idea to expand on that theme a bit by talking about how long you… Read more

Fresh Organic Strawberry Smoothie

February 9, 2015

Bottoms Up For Breakfast

By: Leanne Ely   Taking care of ourselves is how we manage our health; there’s no other way around it. It may be a simple concept, but it’s overlooked every single day in favor of taking care of everyone and everything else. Just like breakfast. We skip breakfast thinking we don’t need it. We aren’t… Read more